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SSTC £579,995

Brown Heath, Ellesmere, SY12 0LA

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  • Period Country house
  • Immense charm & character
  • Immaculately presented
  • Super gardens & grounds
  • Extending to over 1 acre
  • Popular rural location

A most attractive and substantial 4 bedroom country house of immense charm and character, with super gardens and grounds, extending, in all, to over 1 acre, enjoying delightful open views, situated in an extremely popular rural location in the heart of north Shropshire countryside.

DESCRIPTION

Halls are delighted with instructions to offer Hawkstone Villa, at Brown Heath near Loppington, for sale by private treaty.

The internal accommodation, which has been improved in recent years and is particularly well presented by the current vendors, comprises, on the ground floor, an Entrance Porch, Reception Hall, Living Room, Dining/Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room and down stairs Cloakroom, together with four first floor Bedrooms (Master Bedroom and Bedroom 2 with Ensuite facilities) and a Family Bathroom. The property benefits from an oil fired central heating system, double glazed windows throughout (recently installed) and is presented for sale with the fitted carpets and curtains included in the purchase price.

Outside, the property is approached from a small country lane over a tarmacadam drive, providing ample parking and manoeuvring leading to a detached double garage.

The gardens are a super feature of the property, being equally proportioned between the front and rear of the property and comprising an extensive paved patio area, providing an ideal space for outdoor entertaining, extensive lawns interspersed with maturing plants, bushes and trees. There is an orchard, including a variety of fruit trees (eating apple, cooking apple, Mirabelle plum, damson, pear etc.) as well as a number of raised beds.

The sale of Hawkstone Villa does, therefore, provide an extremely rare opportunity for purchasers to acquire a substantial period country house with such super gardens and grounds, in this extremely popular rural location.

Halls, the sole selling agents, strongly recommend an immediate inspection of the property to fully appreciate all that it has to offer, both internally and externally.

SITUATION

Hawkstone Villa is situated in a most attractive unspoilt location in the heart of the noted North Shropshire countryside a short distance from the popular village of Loppington. The village provides a thriving community, together with a pub, post office, village hall and church. Whilst enjoying this lovely rural location it is only approximately 5 miles from the North Shropshire Lakeland town of Ellesmere and 4 miles from the North Shropshire former market town of Wem, both of which have an excellent range of local shopping, recreational and educational facilities. The county town of Shrewsbury (13 miles) is also within an easy drive which offers a more comprehensive range of amenities of all kinds.

DIRECTIONS

From Ellesmere, proceed in the direction of Shrewsbury (A528) for approximately 4 miles and turn left signposted 'English Frankton', just before reaching the village of Cockshutt. Proceed to the T-junction and turn left. Continue along this small country lane for 1.8 miles and turn left (unsigned) and Hawkstone Villa will be situated on the right hand side after a short distance, identified by a Halls 'For Sale' board.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

A side entrance door with glazed centre panel opening in to an:

ENTRANCE PORCH

With double glazed windows to either side and a timber front entrance door with glazed centre panel opening into a:

RECEPTION HALL

With a painted wood boarded floor, double glazed window to rear and side elevations, carpeted staircase to first floor and a door in to a:

DOWNSTAIRS CLOAKROOM

With a hand basin (H&C) with double cupboard below, low flush WC, double glazed opaque window to side elevation, heated towel rail/radiator, recessed double cupboard providing space for a washing machine and dryer with storage above and to one side.

INNER HALLWAY

With a continuation of the painted wood boarded floor, a door in to a most useful PANTRY with shelving and a door in to the:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

With a cream coloured fitted kitchen comprising a stainless steel Franke 1.5 bowl sink unit (H&C) with swan necked mixer tap over, granite work surface areas with base units incorporating cupboards and drawers, integrated Neff dishwasher, an electric four oven Aga with two hotplates and warming plate, set within a recess with cupboards to either side and decorative shelving over, matching eye level cupboards, two with glazed fronts and central plate rack for display purposes etc., double glazed windows to rear and side elevations and an archway leading through to the:

4.12m x 4.18m (13'6" x 13'9")

UTILITY ROOM

With a Belfast sink (H&C) with goose neck mixer tap over and cupboard below, granite work surface areas with base units incorporating cupboards, upright storage cupboard to one side, matching eye level cupboards, planned space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer and glazed door leading out to the rear patio area.

2.821m x 1.473m (9'3" x 4'10")

LIVING ROOM

With a fitted carpet as laid, an inglenook fireplace with oak timber over and inset 'Clearview' multi-fuel burning stove, double glazed windows to front and rear elevations, radiators, painted ceiling timbers and double opening doors leading through to the:

7.512m x 5.216m (24'8" x 17'2")

DINING / FAMILY ROOM

With a continuation of the fitted carpet as laid, radiator, double glazed window to rear elevation and bi-folding doors to front elevation, leading out to the paved patio area enjoying super views over the gardens.

5.405m x 4.953m (17'9" x 16'3")

FIRST FLOOR LANDING AREA

With a continuation of the fitted carpet as laid, Velux rooflight, radiator, exposed ceiling timber and a door in to:

MASTER BEDROOM

With a fitted carpet as laid, double glazed window to rear elevation enjoying lovely views over the rear gardens, radiator, two low level doors leading in to under eaves storage space, inspection hatch to roofspace and a door in to the:

5.642m x 3.3m (18'6" x 10'10")

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM

With a hand basin (H&C) with roll topped work surface areas to either side and cupboards below, fully tiled shower cubicle with mains fed shower, low flush WC and a chromium heated towel rail/radiator.

BEDROOM 2

(maximum measurement - the room is slightly L-shaped) With a fitted carpet as laid, double glazed window to front elevation enjoying lovely views over the front gardens, a range of fitted bedroom furniture to include wardrobes, dressing table with three drawer chest to either side, two bedside table units, radiator with attractive radiator cover and a door in to the:

4.874m x 4.102m (16'0" x 13'5")

ENSUITE BATHROOM

With a ceramic tiled floor, hand basin (H&C) with cupboards and drawers below, a jacuzzi bath with mains fed shower above, tiled shelving to one end, fully tiled walls, a low flush WC, heated towel rail/radiator, window to side elevation and a Velux rooflight.

BEDROOM 3

With a fitted carpet as laid, double glazed window to front elevation, exposed ceiling timbers, radiator, attractive cast iron firegrate (not in working order), recessed double wardrobe, recessed single wardrobe, recessed storage cupboard and a door in to the Airing Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

3.689m x 3.158m (12'1" x 10'4")

BEDROOM 4

With a fitted carpet as laid, double glazed window to front elevation, inspection hatch to roofspace and radiator with attractive radiator cover.

4.4m x 2.916m (14'5" x 9'7")

FAMILY BATHROOM

With a tiled floor and a 'Heritage' style suite comprising a pedestal hand basin (H&C) with tiled splash back area, a free standing roll topped bath with central mixer tap (H&C) with shower attachment, low flush WC, chromium heated towel rail/radiator, double glazed window to rear elevation and exposed ceiling timber.

OUTSIDE

The property is approached from a small country lane through double opening timber gates over a tarmacadam drive providing ample parking and manoeuvring space and leading to the:

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE

With a concrete floor, windows to rear and side elevations, two electrically operated entrance doors, fluorescent strip lighting, inspection hatch to roofspace providing storage and a pedestrian side door.

7m x 5.13m (23'0" x 16'10")

A door leads from the parking area in to the boiler cupboard housing the 'Trianco Utility' oil fired central heating boiler which heats the domestic hot water and central heating radiators.

GARDENS

The gardens are a super feature of this property and, in brief, comprise an extensive paved patio area providing an ideal outdoor entertaining space directly to the front, with a working well and attractive cast iron pump providing interesting features, leading on to lawns, interspersed by maturing plants, shrubs and trees. A paved/gravelled path leads through the gardens to a further paved patio area, fronted by an open fronted summer house with power and light laid on.

To the rear of the property is a further paved patio area with a raised floral and herbaceous border to one side and steps leading to a timber garden storage shed.

There are further lawns, a number of raised beds and an orchard including a variety of fruit trees (eating apple, cooking apple, Mirabelle plum, damson, pear etc.). There is a metal framed greenhouse and further timber garden storage shed.

The gardens benefit from separate vehicular accesses to both the front and rear gardens.

The property extends, in all, to in excess of 1 acre.

SERVICES

We understand that the property has the benefit of mains water and electricity. Drainage is to a private system.

TENURE

The property is said to be of freehold tenure and vacant possession will be given on completion of the purchase.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND.

COUNCIL TAX

The property is in Band ' F ' on the Shropshire Council Register. The payment for 2019 / 2020 is £2,482.91.

Halls Holdings Ltd and any joint agents for themselves, and for the Vendor of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that: (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or any agent of or consultant to Halls Holdings has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only (photographs are taken with a wide angled / zoom lenses) and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents. Halls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DR. Registered in England 06597073.

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